The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has said that there is a renewed smear campaign against its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The main opposition was responding to what it described as attempts by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to paint Atiku black in the eyes of the electorate ahead of the elections.
In a statement by the spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the “woeful performance” of President Muhammadu Buhari in office will remain the referendum for the 2019 presidential election regardless of moves on the part of the ruling party to compromise the electoral process.
The party claimed that it is aware of an alleged procurement of devious groups and individuals, who have been “paid millions of naira, to attempt to directly challenge Atiku’s reputation with a view to bringing him to public disrepute ahead of the elections. It added that “two top officials of the APC, two Presidential aides and two APC governors have been detailed to coordinate this agenda against its candidate.”
It however said this won’t work against the party’s chances in the 2019 elections as Nigerians have resolved to elect the former Vice President. The PDP therefore counsels the APC and the Buhari Presidency to get ready to face an imminent electoral indignation and defeat from Nigerians as rewards for their basket of unfulfilled promises and empty scorecards.